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CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 8:00pm EST
. there is no doubt we have to bring down medicare health-care cost growth. the difference is that we believe we should expand on the kind of reforms that we made in the affordable care act, where we achieved billion about $716 billion in savings, not simply by across the board provider cuts, but by changing the incentive structure, the way we pay providers so we focus on the value of care, not the volume of care. i think it is ironic that we have gone in the last four weeks from many of our republican colleagues criticizing the president for having done too much in savings on medicare, $716 billion -- their presidential candidate proposed putting that money back in, in other words adding $716 billion back into the cost of medicare, to complaining the president does not want to do enough. >> who was that presidential candidate? anyone remember? >> i do not want to relitigate the campaign, but it is an important point, i think, which is he proposed that we put the $716 billion net cost back into medicare, which would have shorten the life of the trust fund by eight years. now, the president's bud
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 1:00am EST
in the u.s. health-care industry. what hospitals will not tell you. his latest is "unaccountable." >> every year, the jack kemp foundation recognizes people who live shown exceptional leadership in advancing the american idea. next, we hear from congressman bob ryan. he is the formal vice-president -- former vice presidential nominee and the two dozen 11 recipient of the award. >> good evening. i have the distinct pleasure of introducing our keynote speaker. i am the president of the center for enterprise. and a jack kemp groupie. [laughter] jack kemp worked with me for five years to help residents in public housing. there was a conference. bill observed, when liberals see poor people, they see a sea of victims. conservatives see poor people and see a sea of aliens. jack kemp and paul ryan are the exceptions. [applause] toward the end of the campaign, paul's staff called me and said, paul really wants to talk out on an anti-poverty agenda. could you organize an event in no haohio that would bring the leaders from around the state who have experience transforming not only lives but also revi
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm EST
people and not bureaucracies. people should be able to buy a healthcare plan that fits their needs and their budgets from any insurance company in america that is willing to sell it to them. issue be able to do it with tax- free money, just like their employers by it now. [applause] we should also expand the number of community health centers and the best way to integrate them with emergency rims to try to get non-life-threatening walk- ins. these are a few of the things we can do at the federal level to create the conditions for middle-class job creators and stabilizing growth and the cost of living. no matter many middle-class jobs are created, we cannot growth the middle class if people do not have the skills to get hired for these jobs. not so long ago, even if you do not graduate from high school, if you are willing to work you are able to find a job that paid enough for a home and eventually send your kids off to college for a better life. that those days are long gone. they're probably not coming back. today education plays a central role in the 21st century economy. for exa
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am EST
, -- in about 45 minutes, julie rovner on the health-care law. health-care law.
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 10:00am EST
recovery. 40% of the long-term growth in federal health programs is due to rising health-care costs, generally. 40%. 60% is due to americans aging. in fact, each and every day, and 10,000 americans turn 65. every day. 10,000 americans enter medicare. as chairman of the finance committee, i can influence a lot of policies, but i cannot keep folks from getting older. we need to focus on what we can influence, and that is over all health care cost. shifting cost to seniors is not the solution. we cannot break the promise of medicare and social security. that is a bedrock. we cannot break that promise. i was proud to how crafty affordable care act and we took major steps to slow the growth of health-care spending and strengthen medicare and medicaid, but there is still more to do. we need to focus on facts. if you turn on any television during the campaign season you saw attack ads claiming billions of cuts to medicare, putting seniors at risk. nothing could be further from the truth. there were zero cuts to medicare beneficiaries in the affordable care act. these ads are the types of m
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 8:00pm EST
and the affordable healthcare act may help to provide some medical services but this is tragic if we have not found a way to accommodate an adult who may still become a functioning member in society. i have often noticed that parents of highly educated people come forward and speak up for down syndrome, middle class parents. why is that? is there a difference in who recognize s is there a difference in who gets it, an eth nick difference oh or class difference in who gets or recommend nices this disease or condition or sit an across the board condition? >> it's an across the board condition. there are issues again because it's not always diagnosed. those who have greater access to higher medical care since it's a medical diagnosis that's made tend to have the diagnosis made more frequently. so those with barriers to access are less likely to have -- >> what is the minimum age we should be looking to to see whether autism is perhaps there. >> there is now a checklist approach used right around one year of age and the hope to make the diagnosis at that age and hopefully younger. the younger we can ma
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 7:00am EST
's just match that for medicare. seems like an easy idea. it would cost more to the health-care system than it would save for the federal government. everything in health care is harder than it looks. there are a lot of people who talk about waste in medicare. it is a $550 billion a year program. everybody agrees you need to change the incentive. everybody agrees it is backwards. how do you fix it? nobody is quite sure. getting paid for outcomes rather than inputs. will that work? everybody hopes so. it is about having less incentive to do more and have more money. not easy. host: crain @ republican line -- craig. caller: the conditions on medicare -- there is too much bureaucracy. batteries for a wheelchair cost $500 apiece. if you buy them personally at an agency, the battery is much more proficient quality and it is only $135 a battery. too much profit-making in medicare. the dual eligibility -- too much overlapping bureaucracy. california is still the number 1 in the red state. guest: one of the big plays that everybody is looking for savings -- 9 million people are eligible for me
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 7:00am EST
, but when you need it, you can not produce it overnight. the drivers of the dead are health-care -- not social security -- of the debt our health care -- not social security so much. we should send out a framework where negotiations could begin because the program will go broke. people drop out of the programs more than they put in. the average couple will spend $119,000 and draw out $340,000. that population is exploding as baby boomers retire. host: on the defense cuts to come under sequestration, does the gop proposal address that? guest: yes, it does. sequestration is not a good deal, this is something both sides think it is not a smart way to cut. is just -- sides think. it is not a smart way to cut. it is just across the board. it is heavy-handed and it is on top of half of $1 trillion in defense cuts and we have already made and you will lose another 100,000 people in your army that is already dropping. you cannot sustain defense. nothing is more expensive than war. war in the middle east triples the price of oil over night is important to discourage an attack -- overnight
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 7:00am EST
: that was an additional surtax. it was a way to pay for parts of the healthcare law. they will see the top rates a bump of 3.8% come january 1. that seems unlikely to be changed as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations. you'll still see that surtax on top of that. host: this from twitter. guest: i leave that as it is. host: is that how much it could go up? guest: yes. host: currently it is 35%. go ahead, mark. caller: the previous caller mentioned capital gains -- the recent point about the medicare surcharge to pay for the affordable care act. if he thought it could be a solution to kill both of those birds with one stone. guest: i'm not a health-care expert. host: no problem. we have this from twitter. guest: i believe that is the case. tom in california, go ahead. caller: i have several issues with the estate tax. i am a farmer if it comes back to the normal 1 million exemptions. we work together to build this estate. it wasn't just my parents but it is in my parents' name. i have to pay tax to something i have contributed to. host: help people understand how farmers fall into this estate tax? how i
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
of my health-care consumption. it will make it more costly and i will start shopping for health care. that will create more transparency and get the growth in health-care costs down. we do not know what is gone to work, but there are some interesting -- what is going to work, but there are some interesting new programs that have potential. we should see how those worked out before we engage in some very significant structural changes. like a voucher program. we may have to go down that path, but it is much too premature to do that. we should see how these developments work. up, if temporarily going over the cliff is necessary to achieving a good agreement, lawmakers should not hesitate to do so >" how long do think we could stay over the cliff without doing significant damage to the economy? >> i think you could go into early february. by early february, it looks like you are not coming to a deal and investors began to discount the likelihood you're not coming to a deal, you will see stock prices decline, the bond market reacted. by mid-february, it would be doing a lot of damage. by
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 4:30pm EST
be enough, or that the healthcare law is entitlement reform. they argue we do not need to examine the structural problems. make no mistake about it. shoring up medicare and medicaid will not be easy. the situation has become so severe, it is the only responsible course to take. in just over a decade medicare will be bankrupt. medicare beneficiaries receive $3 in benefits for every $1 they pay into the system. that is while 10,000 more americans join this program every day. the number of workers supporting it has declined by over 18% over the last decade. the average family could give up its salary for the entire year, sell their house, and still not have enough to pay their share to secure medicare. unfortunately, some on the other side of the aisle are advocating a disastrous strategy that would take us over the cliff putting millions of middle-class families, small businesses, and a weak economy into further jeopardy. they want more and more tax dollars to spend without putting in place any meaningful and responsible reforms to the biggest government programs on the books. that
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 1:00am EST
of the healthcare law. they will see the top rates a bump of 3.8% come january 1. that seems unlikely to be changed as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations. you'll still see that surtax on top of that. host: this from twitter. guest: i leave that as it is. host: is that how much it could go up? guest: yes. host: currently it is 35%. go ahead, mark. caller: the previous caller mentioned capital gains -- the recent point about the medicare surcharge to pay for the affordable care act. if he thought it could be a solution to kill both of those birds with one stone. guest: i'm not a health-care expert. host: no problem. we have this from twitter. guest: i believe that is the case. tom in california, go ahead. caller: i have several issues with the estate tax. i am a farmer if it comes back to the normal 1 million exemptions. we work together to build this estate. it wasn't just my parents but it is in my parents' name. i have to pay tax to something i have contributed to. host: help people understand how farmers fall into this estate tax? how is it your estate is worth more than $1 million? caller: we
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm EST
and the provisions of simpson-bowles. and health-care simpson-bowles would maintain the obamacare medicare cost savings, establish malpractice reforms, explain all that for us. guest: there are a number of provisions in the reform plan that you actually provide some cost constraint to was a very -- constraints which are very important. this increases the purchasing power of individuals. it helps what individual spends on health care. they have a number of medicare changes that were used to help in both pain for the expansion of coverage under obamacare as well as proposals. one of the most of for a thing they propose is a global budget on health care. should help care rise, you basically have a situation where they would be read quired -- required to come back and make changes to what the government is spending on health care in order to drive those costs down. host: independent caller. caller: thank you for taking my call. my question is this. it is seems to me that both the left in the right made up this term is " good to scare everybody. and to make it clear that we cannot do this. it seems
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
.s. health-care industry. dr. marty makary on what hospitals won't tell you. his latest is "unaccountable." saturday night at 10:00 eastern on "after words" on c-span2. "washington journal" continues. host: we have been focusing on different parts of the fiscal cliff discussion. today we're looking at tax extenders for businesses and individuals. joining us is sam goldfarb, a tax writer for cq roll call. what our tax extenders? guest: they are temporary tax breaks. some people are concerned the entire tax code is turning into a big tax extender. they are considered to be a small provision and targeted at specific types of businesses. host: why are they temporary? guest: a lot of people say they should be made permanent or they should be eliminated altogether. it is easier to pass when they are temporary. they keep on being extended and extended. host: we will look at some of these. these are some of the tax extenders and the cost of continuing the tax breaks through 2013. host: some of those are really specific. guest: that is the idea. they have become a case study in what some people th
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
on "washington journal," a guest from national public radio discusses the health-care law and potential hurdles in congress and state courts. then reuters correspondents look at the tax cut enacted in 2010 ended a plan to extend it. then, more on the payroll tax cut with william mcbride and sf hamlin -- and seth hamlin. they will discuss the impact of the cut on the current economy. "washington journal," live thursday at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> the authors of the simpson- bowles debt reduction plan talk about the fiscal cliff and choices facing congress. both alan simpson and erskine bowles have emphasized the need for revenue increases and entitlement reform. they have urged congress to reach a compromise. this is hosted by the "christian science monitor." >> here we go. our guest this morning are erskine bowles and senator alan simpson, a co-chairman of the national commission on fiscal responsibility and reform and co-founders of the campaign to fix the debt or as the new york times called them this morning, the debt duo. their last joint appearance with us was in november of 2010. l
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